A Concise Introduction to Medical Terminology / Edition 4

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Overview

This student-friendly book is a basic introduction to over 700 commonly used medical terms and word elements - prefixes, suffixes and stems. The fourth edition includes the addition of pronunciations to word lists, case studies, and forensic and surgical reports as additional exercises. New chapters, "Diagnostic Terms and Tools" and "Pharmacology Terms & Oncology Terms" have been added. Medical students, nursing students, allied health students.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: The basic introduction to medical terminology is a programmed text that continually tests the reader's knowledge.
Purpose: The book is intended to provide a good word-building base so the student can identify medical terms by their word parts. In addition, the book attempts to enlarge the student's vocabulary by including chapters on diagnostic terms, surgical terms, pharmacology terms, oncology terms, and financial management terminology.
Audience: The audience is the allied health student who needs medical terminology for their future areas of study. However, other individuals who may encounter medical terminology in their course of business or practice may find the book useful. These individuals include accountants, business managers, engineers, lawyers, journalists, and others who find the healthcare industry crossing over into their areas of practice.
Features: The book contains four units with 18 chapters. Additional exercises, a glossary, and medical abbreviations are also included. Word pronunciation is guided by references from Dorland's Medical Dictionary. The book contains a pretest and a posttest. Multiple choice questions, with the answers keyed to the page on which the information is presented, are useful.
Assessment: This is an active text that continually tests the student's knowledge base. It has good illustrations to explain the material. It appears to be an easy book to use for independent study. It may be particularly useful for a short course in medical terminology, such as an employee training program. The title of the book is right on target — a concise introduction.
LouAnn Schraffenberger
The basic introduction to medical terminology is a programmed text that continually tests the reader's knowledge. The book is intended to provide a good word-building base so the student can identify medical terms by their word parts. In addition, the book attempts to enlarge the student's vocabulary by including chapters on diagnostic terms, surgical terms, pharmacology terms, oncology terms, and financial management terminology. The audience is the allied health student who needs medical terminology for their future areas of study. However, other individuals who may encounter medical terminology in their course of business or practice may find the book useful. These individuals include accountants, business managers, engineers, lawyers, journalists, and others who find the healthcare industry crossing over into their areas of practice. The book contains four units with 18 chapters. Additional exercises, a glossary, and medical abbreviations are also included. Word pronunciation is guided by references from Dorland's Medical Dictionary. The book contains a pretest and a posttest. Multiple choice questions, with the answers keyed to the page on which the information is presented, are useful. This is an active text that continually tests the student's knowledge base. It has good illustrations to explain the material. It appears to be an easy book to use for independent study. It may be particularly useful for a short course in medical terminology, such as an employee training program. The title of the book is right on target -- a concise introduction.
Booknews
Just the basics, geared toward those with little or no previous exposure to the medical field. Suitable for those studying or working in fields related to health care. This edition (previous was 1983) introduces medical financial vocabulary such as HMO, PPO, DRG. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838543214
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/17/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 462,145
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Text.

Pre-test.

I. PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES.

1. Medical Prefixes.

2. Prefixes That Deal With Sizes and Numbers: Additional Combining Forms.

3. Diagnostic and Symptomatic Suffixes.

4. Surgical Suffixes.

II. STEMS (ROOT WORDS).

5. Diagnostic Terms and Tools.

6. Introduction to the Body.

7. Circulatory System.

8. Digestive System.

9. Genito-Urinary System(Includes Male/Female Reproduction and Endocrine System).

10. Muscular and Skeletal Systems.

11. The Nervous System.

12. The Respiratory System.

13. The Sense Organs.

III. ENLARGING YOUR MEDICAL VOCABULARY.

14. Pharmacology Terms.

15. Oncology Terms.

16. Abbreviations.

17. Medical Financial Terms.

Additional Exercises.

Post-Test.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    A great overview

    This is a great book if you're looking for an overview of medical terminology. Interesting, concise, and interactive. Very well done.

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